Brand-new second lieutenants and ensigns to join PA, PN, PAF

One hundred and forty-six graduates of the Officers Candidate Courses were formally commissioned as second lieutenants and ensigns. These brand-new military officers will join the Philippine Army (67), Philippine Navy (47) the Philippine Air Force (34).

“Alam kong gagawin ninyo ang tama, dahil tiwala akong nakikita ninyo ang magandang bunga sa pagtahak natin sa tuwid na daan. Sa paglilinis natin sa burukrasya, at sa pagtugis natin sa mga tiwali, naibalik ang tiwala ng taumbayan sa gobyerno at sa kanilang sarili, at natatapalan ang mga butas sa sistema,” President Benigno S. Aquino III told the graduates.

“The OCS is among the sources for new officers in the rank, besides the PMA and Reserve Officer Training Course,” Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesman Colonel Restituo Padilla said.

“The infusion of fresh young blood into the organization is always part of the dynamics and growing process to strengthen the Armed Forces,” Padilla added.